This is a familiar time of the year for those in the cotton seed business and producers who are looking ahead to 2012. The choices are numerous for choosing new seed varieties.
Here is a summary of what many of the companies will offer in the upcoming crop season:
The company will introduce its 2012 variety lineup at a special event in Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 9-11. A more formal announcement will be made in January.
Bayer continues to commercialize its GlyTol glyphosate-tolerant technology by introducing four new FiberMax varieties for 2012. It also is offering a LibertyLink Bollgard II variety under the Stoneville brand.
Although PhytoGen didn’t release any new varieties for 2012, it continues to have success with its current portfolio. According to USDA, Phyto-Gen’s PHY 375 WRF was planted on 10.6 percent of upland acres, making it the top variety in the Cotton Belt.
This Texas-based company will introduce three new varieties for 2012. One is a Bollgard/Roundup Ready Flex variety. Another is a NexGen variety. The third is a conventional variety from the University of Arkansas.
AM 1511 B2RF
NG 2051 B2RF
This Texas company will offer nine new varieties for 2012. Included will be four RR Flex/Bollgard II varieties and five conventional varieties.
Rapid (2359) B2RF
Edge (81227) B2RF
Dinero (81220) B2RF
The company will launch one new variety in 2012 to go along with the five it already has in its portfolio.
This company will offer one new variety to go along with its existing five varieties.
DG 2595 B2RF
This company, based in Israel, will offer one new Acala type variety to go along with four existing hybrid varieties and two Acala types.
SEED SOURCE GENETICS
This company, which originally began in Texas, will offer eight varieties in 2012, including two new conventional varieties from the University of Arkansas.
SSG AU 03
SSG AU 22